People’s Republic of Energy press launch

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A new ‘country’ had its flag unveiled at a ceremony in Piccadilly Gardens on Wednesday 23rd November. The President of 'The People’s Republic of Energy' – a radical new energy campaign – spoke to his citizens from a recycled soap-box, before his officials unfurled the brand new nation’s flag to the people of Manchester. Their … Read more

Vote now for the People’s Republic of Energy!

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The People’s Republic of Energy is Carbon Co-op’s entry into energyshare, a competition to win £100,000. You can vote for us here: http://www.energyshare.com/voting/Closing date is 5pm, Saturday 3rd December 2011 **About the project**The energy crisis is real and upon us. Faced with rising bills, growing energy insecurity and the requirement to tackle climate change it is time … Read more

Greater Manchester Housing Retrofit strategy consultation

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There’s plenty of work to do retrofiting our housing stock with 1.2 million homes across Greater Manchester and a commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 48% by 2020. Now Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Economic Area (LCEA) have commissioned Carbon Co-op partner URBED Co-op to develop a Low Carbon Housing Retrofit Strategy. The strategy outlines how Greater Manchester aims to cut … Read more

Carbon Co-op’s Energyshare proposal: People’s Republic of Energy

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Carbon Co-op’s bid for the £100,000 EnergyShare competition is entitled ‘People’s Republic of Energy’, a campaign to democratise, popularise and roll out community-driven, low carbon development in Greater Manchester. If successful, the project would see a series of People’s Assemblies, community assessments and retrofit pilots. This work would feed into our wider project to develop a community-driven green … Read more

Carbon Co-op at Co-operative Councils event in Manchester

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On Saturday 18th September 2011, Carbon Co-op spoke at a conference in Manchester on Co-operative Councils.Organised by Kevin Peel and held at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. The day looked at how local authorities can use co-operative and mutual models, values and principles to deliver better services and put people in control. Over 80 Councillors from more than 30 local authorities attended, with … Read more

The Green Deal and Social Enterprise breakfast taster session

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From Autumn 2012, the Green Deal will provide a mechanism to enable millions of homes in the UK to receive retrofit, insulation work with the cost of measures spread over a twenty five year period. FREE, 8am-9.30am, Tuesday 26th July 2011CUBE Gallery, Portland Street Featuring short presentations from:Member of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Economic … Read more